Found 20 - 30 results of 34 programs matching keyword " history of the sky"


Pi Day:  20th Anniversary of Pi Day at the Exploratorium (Webcast)
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01:53:32
The Exploratorium celebrates the 20th anniversary of Pi Day with a pie-throwing contest, Pi Day exhibits in Second Life, and more activities honoring everyone's favorite mathematical constant.

Project: Pi Day | Browse All

Date: March 13, 2008
Format: Event
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): General Science, History

Keywords: pi day, geometry, history, math, chain reaction


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Ice Stories:   The Road to ANDRILL (Clip)
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00:04:45
In this video, ride in a special Mattracks truck across the ice sheet with geologist Christina Riesselman as she travels with ANDRILL Staff Scientist Richard Levy from McMurdo Station to the ANDRILL drill site. They investigate the truck’s special wheels, observe beautiful panoramas of the Transantarctic Mountains, and hear the drill running at the drill site.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: February 29, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: andrill, geology, sediment coring, sea ice, mcmurdo sound, mcmurdo station, climate history, mattracks

Links: Dispatch: The Road to ANDRILL

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Iron Science Teacher:  Milk (Webcast)
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1:11:41
Watch as the best teachers on the planet battle it out for the title of Iron Science Teacher. In this zany competition teachers will have ten minutes to create a science activity. This week’s “secret” ingredient: Milk!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 15, 2005
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Physics

Keywords: acids and bases, curdling milk, making cheese, surface tension, convection currents, blue sky activity, scattering, total internal reflection, ice cream, comets, make a comet activity


Real: 225K  
Origins: Astrobiology:  What About Intelligent Life? (Webcast)
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00:46:27
SETI is a scientific effort seeking to determine if there is intelligent life outside Earth. We were at Aricebo Radio Observatory in March 2003 when scientists listened to the most promising transmissions from UC Berkeley’s SETI@home search. Join the Exploratorium’s Ron Hipschman and special guest Dan Werthimer, chief scientist and principal investigator for the SETI Institute’s efforts, including Arecibo Observatory’s search of artificial radio signals coming from other stars.

Project: Origins: Astrobiology: The Search for Life | Browse All

Date: November 21, 2003
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: astrobiology, seti, search for extraterrestrial intelligences, interstellar communication, radio waves, drake equation, planet detection, planetary detection, primordial soup, designing interstellar messages, radio telescope, sky surveys, astropulse,


Real: 256K  
Origins: Cold Spring Harbor:  Dr. Sydney Brenner (Webcast)
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00:24:51
Dr. Sydney Brenner won the Nobel prize in physiology or medicine in 2002 for his work with the tiny nematode, C. elegans. Dr. Brenner recruited the one-millimeter worm in the early sixties as the ideal model organism to study cell differentiation and organ development. In this program, he describes how new model organisms are established for studying basic physiology, recounts his reaction to seeing Watson and Crick's DNA model for the first time, and offers advice to young scientists just starting out.

Project: Origins: Unwinding DNA at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory | Browse All

Date: February 27, 2003
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: history, discovery of dna helix, dna model, dna helix model, genetics, dna structure, genetic mutations, conducting research, problem solving, scientific approach, scientific process, model organsims, research standards, c. elegans,


Real: 256K  
Origins: Las Cuevas:  History in a Jar (Webcast)
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0:47:31
We explore behind the scenes in the "tank room" of the Darwin Centre, where thousands of biological specimens up to 300 years old are kept.

Project: Origins: Las Cuevas - From Jungle to Lab: The Story of Life's Complexity | Browse All

Date: November 2, 2002
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: origins, biodiversity, tank room, london, england, darwin center, specimens, natural history, jungle, organisms, laboratories, insects, entomology


Real: 225K  1M  
Windows Media: 659K  
Origins: Las Cuevas:  Bats! (Webcast)
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0:41:59
Bat curator Richard Harbord and photographer Frank Greenaway explore questions about our furry flying friends in Belize. We also talk with bat experts in London and at the Exploratorium.

Project: Origins: Las Cuevas - From Jungle to Lab: The Story of Life's Complexity | Browse All

Date: October 31, 2002
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science, Biology

Keywords: bats, bat researchers, belize, natural history musem of london, richard harbord, frank greenaway, bats


Real: 225K  1M  
Windows Media: 659K  
Seeing:  Visual Literacy: A Talk With James Elkins (Webcast)
Running Time:
1:24:22
What is visual literacy--and who is literate? Join guest lecturer James Elkins in an evening of commentary on the many ways we "read" the visual world and assign meaning to what we see.

Project: Seeing Exhibition | Browse All

Date: August 21, 2002
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Arts

Keywords: visual studies, visual culture, interpretation of images, art history, visual analysis, visual coomunication


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Origins: Antarctica:  Paul with Writer William Fox (Webcast)
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0:30:39
Join the Origins team as they travel to Antarctica. We sent Mary, Noel, Paul, and Julie to explore scientific wonders from McMurdo to the Pole. Learn all about the extreme science being conducted at the South Pole in a daily dispatch from Terra Australis Incognita!

Project: Origins: Antarctica - Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole | Browse All

Date: December 22, 2001
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Arts, General Science

Keywords: nsf antarctic artists and writers program, holiday celebrations in antarctica, christmas in antarctica, terra antarctica, extreme environments, poetry, history of artistic, cartographic, and scientific images of antarctica, ice crystals, snow crystals,


Real: 80K  
Origins: Antarctica:  Antarctica: DASI Telescope (Webcast)
Running Time:
0:41:11
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